Celebrated actor Robert De Niro marks his 70th birthday this month, on Aug. 17 to be precise. Bobby D has been treating movie fans to his talent for 48 of those 70 years.
Including titles still in production, De Niro has acted in 99 projects. 99 is a pretty staggering number by any standards, but De Niro’s tally is all the more impressive when one considers that there are remarkably few bad apples in the veritable bushel of screen credits De Niro has racked up, and he’s still going strong (does “American Hustle” look amazing or what?).
De Niro’s canon of work is so laden with incredible performances that in undertaking to create a round-up some of his most memorable roles automatically means leaving some monstrous gems out. Just look at the guy’s IMDb page, to include every great role would pretty much be to recreate that page. So in full knowledge of the fact that the following is far from definitive, here assembled are a selection of some of the most iconic turns De Niro has taken on screen.